UK time is: 14:26:07
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

O'Leary Hits Back In Delaney Row

Villa boss David O'Leary has hit out at the comments made by Mark Delaney last week.

Delaney said, after being told the club weren't extending his contract just taking up the one year option, 'Although it has been reported that this is good news for everyone, I can assure you that I am deeply disappointed the manager and board have not seen fit to offer me an extended deal and that it has taken this long to come to a conclusion which I felt could have been reached some time ago. It is quite clear to me that the manager does not see my long-term future at the club and he has told me that if the right offer comes in, I would be allowed to leave in the summer.'

He has since been linked to a free move to Blackburn in the summer.

O'Leary said: 'Mark's comments have been very disappointing. It's always disappointing when a player makes his comments through the media. This is a player and agent who signed this contract with the option three years ago so they can have no complaints when we take up the option. We don't want Mark to go and, if he proves himself over the next year, he will be rewarded again with another deal. This is not an unusual way of doing things nowadays.'

Adding: 'Take a great player like Dennis Bergkamp. He has been signing one-year extensions for years and there are no complaints from him.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 27 2006

Time: 11:52AM

Your Comments

Good point about him making this point via the press. Still it's not the first time DOl has contradicted himself is it? DOL OUT!!!
DeanoVilla
Good point about him making this point via the press. Still it's not the first time DOl has contradicted himself is it? DOL OUT!!!
DeanoVilla
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Vital Villa Man Of Match v Southampton (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Sylla - Not As Dramatic As He Sounds (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Robinson Looking For More (Monday April 21 2014)

Dear Randy...A Fans Retort (Sunday April 20 2014)

Club Statement From Randy Lerner (Sunday April 20 2014)

Vlaar - We Still Need A Win (Saturday April 19 2014)

Lambert Hails Huge Southampton Point (Saturday April 19 2014)

U21 Manchester City Clash Set (Saturday April 19 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 1099
2. The Fear 1030
3. ClivetheVillan 596
4. Villan57 297
5. Barney2004 276
6. Villan Of The North 275
7. sirdennis 233
8. BlackCountry Villa 225
9. kefkat 224
10. tarzan 208

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. West Ham 35 10 7 18 -10 37
13. Swansea 35 9 9 17 -4 36
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 34 6 15 13 -13 33
17. Norwich 35 8 8 19 -28 32
18. Cardiff 35 7 9 19 -34 30

Breaking League News

Glazers to the Rescue
Man Utd : 24/04/2014 13:04:00
The Perfect Summary!
Man Utd : 24/04/2014 13:03:00
Martinez Interested in United Duo?
Man Utd : 24/04/2014 13:02:00
Van Gaal Misses Day-to-Day Involvement!
Man Utd : 24/04/2014 13:01:00
Could Luiz be off?
Chelsea : 24/04/2014 12:59:00
Schwarzer`s Thoughts!
Chelsea : 24/04/2014 12:58:00
Options to replace Lloris?
Spurs : 24/04/2014 10:39:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Swansea (away) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win - safety at last 21%
Lose - we go again 55%
Draw 24%